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Everything to Know About Moving in the Summer

There are many good reasons why moving in the summer is the way to go. As almost 70 percent of all moves happen at that time of the year, the movers are very busy and the period is rightfully called the peak moving season. However, there are plenty of perks of relocating at this time of the year and we are going to list a few tips for moving in the summer heat and help you make it a breeze.

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Summer relocations demand careful planning and organization

Plan the Cost of Moving in Advance

Any project as big as this one requires a lot of organization, preparation, and help. It takes weeks, especially during the summer months.

If you are planning on relocating in hot July, start preparing in mellow April. Since it is the “moving season, ” know that time is of the essence.  

You want to hire professional Long Distance USA Movers as soon as possible as the prices of moving services, which include professional packing solutions, will only go up as the summer gets near. 

You might not find the best available companies for your moving day if you don’t hire them in advance.

Nearly 40 million Americans move annually - over half relocate between May and September

Also, make a home inventory, it will help you with a rough estimate of how many boxes and what kind of packing materials you are going to need.

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Pick the Right Day and Time When Moving in the Summer

Your main enemies during a summer season move are the heat and the traffic jam. Try to avoid them both. Also, you want to avoid the beginning, the end of the month, and national holidays since they are usually the busiest. The best time to move your home during these months is somewhere in the middle of the month and working week, and that goes for the whole year.

Avoid Rush Hours and Move Early in the Morning

When hiring a professional moving company, get the first morning appointments available, since temperatures can be 50 degrees lower in the morning. It would be a good idea to be all set to go when the movers arrive and beat the heat in the process.

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Secure Your Heat-Sensitive Items When Packing

Before you even start thinking about loading your belongings in a moving truck, make sure that you have packing strategies for moving. Because, it might not look so, but many things you are transporting are heat sensitive.

The best place for those items is in your car, except for your bulky electronics and other home appliances. This might not have even crossed your mind, but the temperature can be around 60 degrees higher in a closed transport truck. Besides, you should always take special care of your most valuable and sensitive things, and provide ample air conditioning.

Don’t Forget to Label the Boxes on Time

There are many things you should consider when packing your valuable, sensitive, and fragile items. You might wonder what is the best way to pack for moving. Well, it all depends on your needs.

However, if some of the boxes are going in the transport truck, make sure to tell the movers to take care of the sensitive contents. Also, labeling boxes with the contents inside will prove to be a handy tip once you begin to unpack in your new home.

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Streamline the unpacking process with effective labeling

Prepare Your “Alive Baggage” for Moving on Hot Days

Your pets are going with you in the car, but there is much more to that summer “road trip” than you might think. When transporting your entire home, a lot of your boxes and items are going with you in the car, so it is going to be a lot more crowded for your pet in there than it is used to.

No matter if you are moving with dogs, or you are relocating with cats the heat is making them nervous. Remember to pack more food and water than you initially planned because you need it on hand for the trip and the destination when you arrive. Staying hydrated and avoiding heat exhaustion is the end game. Also, a portable potty is not a bad idea either, for when the time comes.

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Make this trip as smooth as possible for your fur babies

Give Your Plants Some Care and Love as Well 

Your other alive assets are your house plants. Bring as many as possible with you in your car and think about gifting or donating the bulkier ones. Plants are one of the things movers won’t move because they are perishable or they might be restricted in some states. So, check your facts and water them more than usual since it is very hot in the summer season. 

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Take Care of Yourself During  Summer Moving

And last, but not least, think of your needs. Think about loose fits and spare clothing you might need and double that. Try to stay cool and hydrated. This is very, very important on a hot moving day, and remember to eat well.

Plan and make your meals for the whole day and bring snacks for the quick charge-up. Your meals should be packed in a portable fridge if possible and suitable for long-distance travel.

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Make a plan for the big day and stay on your A game

Let Our Long Distance Movers Wisk You Away

Now that you are all set up to go and with our tips in mind, contact Long Distance USA Movers and schedule your move on time. Our customer care representatives will be more than glad to assist you in picking the time and the date that fits you best.

Hannah Michaelson

Hannah is a freelance relocation writer from NYC that has become an expert on packing and unpacking.

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